posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 05:05 PM
Westy. The reason I ask is I myself am not sure where the point is that a particular segment of society's wellbeing outwieghs an individuals right
of peaceful expression, no matter how reprehensible I find it. Your analogy, to me anyway, just restated my question. It doesn't bring me any
closer to an answer than before. So I'll try to answer to my own satisfaction.
The answer, in my not so humble opinion, is not as cut and dried as I might like (what in life is?), and needs to be addressed in a case by case
basis. I suppose as well, when in doubt ere on the side of the individual.
My reasoning sounds a little shakey to me. Maybe those of a more philosophical bent can shed a little light.
I know that this thread, and a host of others, is dealing with this particular case in Austria. My concern is the underlying cause that denial of the
Holocaust represents, and the danger, clear and present, that denial represents to the Jewish community. I also know that the same can be said for
other hatespeech as well. Slippery slope and all that.
I'm thinking while typeing, not always condusive to coherent posting. Hope this makes somesort of sence.